If you’re familiar with Argentinian newspapers, you know that you are likely to find a lot of statements on children and youth issues. While this is a positive fact in the fight to promote child rights, the data available offers many varying figures about identical topics; the information is often inaccurate and misleading.
At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet said: “[There is a] need to improve the evidence base and availability of data to inform an effective response.”
October 11, 2012 marked the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, an important occasion to call an end to child marriage and promote education as one of the best weapons against the practice. The International Day of the Girl Child was created in December 2011 after the United Nations adopted Resolution 66/170, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
During the week of 22-28 October 2012, 26 leaders from various government organizations in Burundi gathered for a special training on di Monitoring, a web-based application that facilitates the tracking of development plans. The five-day training, organized by UN Women Burundi, introduced participants to the many features of the tool, such as viewing which indicators of progress in the development plan are on track, almost on track, and off track. The main role of the UN Women member team is to support the Government of Burundi with objectives and key results in gender equity issues. The DevInfo Support Group spoke with Monitoring and Evaluation specialist for UN Women Burundi, Arthemon Gihimbare, who shared his plan for implementing di Monitoring, and his vision to involve all national partners in the process.